Chocolate crackle cookies are perfect combinations of deep chocolate flavor, crunchy shell and dense chewiness. People love them especially kids. Instant grab and go cookies are available in many stores with various flavor and ingredients. However, the great one is that with strong chocolate taste. Most people would like to use dark chocolate to get this luxury.
Many recipes have long been modified with various ingredients. They are actually can be worked out at home but bear in mind that we need to pick the most workable one. Secret of success in making chocolate crackle cookies lies behind details of mixture and baking processes. For practice, we can try the following recipe.
Ingredients include 1 cup all purpose flour, ½ cup unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder, 1 cup granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 4 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened, 2 large eggs, beaten lightly, 4 tablespoon confectioners sugar, plus for dusting hands, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Next, stir together in a bowl (metal is better) flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cocoa, salt and blend in butter. Stir in vanilla and egg until they are blended well. Spread dough in thin layer in the bowl and freeze for 10 minutes or until it turns to be firm.
Preheat oven to 400F and grease lightly 2 baking sheets. Put 4 tablespoons of confectioner sugar in small bowl and dust hands with the additional. Roll each piece of dough into small ball and then in confectioner sugar. Set these balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets and bake for about 10 minutes or until the cookies set. The last, cool cookies on racks.
Kids seem to like more sweet taste of the cookies so if we want to serve for them it is good idea to add more sugar or sweet flavor in the cookies. Meanwhile, adults might like to prefer less sweet taste and crunchier one.